EXPERTISE

Assistance to companies

At LJLex we provide legal assistance in all corporate matters.

Contracts

Clients rely on us for advice on structuring their transactions, identifying pertinent civil law rules and institutions, negotiating contract terms and conditions and drafting agreements for both domestic and cross-border transactions.

Personal data protection

Since the entry into force of Directive 95/46/EC of October 1995, LJLex has been providing advice on protection of personal data both to Italian and foreign companies and to public bodies. The advice we provide includes, in particular, the following areas: adaptation to the GDPR, assisting controllers and processors in drafting internal documentation, maintaining records of processing activities under their responsibility, identifying and designating a data protection officer. We provide an expansive range of services and regularly represent our clients in proceedings before the Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati), as well as in proceedings before the Ministry of Economic Development and before the Authority for Communications Guarantees (l’Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni), with regard to telemarketing and direct sales to consumers. We also assist our clients in the event of a complaint lodged with the Italian Data Protection Authority or with the court, as well as in case of investigations or sanctioning proceedings commenced by the Italian Data Protection Authority or by other European Authorities, such as the Bundesnetzagentur, the Österreichische Datenschutzbehörde, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés, the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Intellectual Property – Information Technology – Food and wine regulatory

LJLex has a strong technical expertise in advising on protection, enforcement and exploitation of the whole range of IP rights. Clients benefit from our industry-specific skills and extensive experience in both non-contentious and contentious IP matters. We have advised on how to establish, strengthen and protect the IP assets of a business. In particular, we provide legal assistance in a variety of IP related agreements including joint ventures, collaborative research and exploitation, outsourcing, licensing and technology transfer agreements, franchising transactions, as well as in copyright issues.

We advise food manufacturers, syndicates and wine makers on the full range of regulatory issues and on all aspects of product specification, labelling, distribution and license agreements.

We also offer legal and tax advice in the field of art and cultural heritage law to Italian and foreign collectors, investors, companies, foundations, associations, archives, institutions and artists.

EU and international law

Our firm has solid experience in providing legal advice on the effects of the EU law on domestic and cross-border commercial transactions, with particular attention to the EU rules on competition and state aid. We provide also legal advice on all aspects of international law.

Litigation and Arbitration

LJLex handles corporate, commercial and intellectual property disputes and assists its clients in arbitration proceedings both on national and international level. In cross-border disputes our firm avails itself of its strong contacts with highly qualified professionals practicing law in other jurisdictions.

Real Estate and Trust

LJLex assists Italian and foreign-domiciled individuals, families and businesses in all aspects related to real estate, trusts and inheritance law. Our major areas of practice include advising trustees and shareholders on transfer of family business, advising foreign nationals on managing assets, purchasing property and doing business in Italy. The LJLex’s trust and real estate team assists trustees and other parties in drafting wills, establishing and managing trusts, and represents them in the related contentious matters.

Tax law

LJLex has a very strong tax law and accounting department, where we provide legal advice and services on all matters related to income tax, balance sheets, tax law and tax cases.

International

China

The legal practice of LJLex Studio Legale combines national and international best practices. The firm has a long-standing cooperation with Luca Maina, an Italian counsel established in the PRC since 1997. Luca Maina is currently of counsel of Zhonglun W&D Law Firm, one of the most prestigious law firms in China, with office in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen in China, as well as in Osaka, Japan.

LJLex cooperates with Stefania Rabaioli, a Chinese translator, listed in the register of translatorsheld by the Turin Chamber of Commerce.

Iran

Always looking for synergies with international best practices, LJLex Studio Legale is among the first Italian firms to turn to Iran. The firm has a strong cooperation with Hamideh Barmakhshad, managing partner of DadAndish Charter Law Firm, one of the most internationally oriented law firms in Iran.

Poland

The legal practice of LJLex Studio Legale has always been very active on the Polish market. The firm has a long-standing cooperation with Tomasz Maliński, currently of counsel of GWW Woźny i Wspólnicy Sp. k., one of the most prestigious law firms in Poland with its offices in Warsaw, Poznań, Wrocław and Rzeszów.

Katarzyna Zarzecka is listed as a sworn translator of Italian, Polish and English by the Court of Rome.

Malta

A need to provide an international assistance to our customers led us to establish a privileged relationship with Joe Cordina and Associates in Malta, a firm that provides a wide range of services, including audit and assurance, accounting, taxation and financial advisory. Furthermore, we are able to offer wealth planning services including but not limited to fiduciary management through Malta Bastille Trustees Limited, a well-known trust and fiduciary services provider supervised by the Malta Financial Services Authority.